William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘The French Connection,’ dead at 87

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Friedkin, the Oscar winning director of two gripping film classics, “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” has died.

He was 87.

A representative from his office said he died Monday in Los Angeles. Friedkin was in his early 30s when he won the best director Oscar for “The French Connection.” Other film credits included “To Live and Die in L.A.,” “Cruising,” “The Brink’s Job,” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Hunted” and a TV remake of the classic Sidney Lumet movie “12 Angry Men.”

Friedkin also directed episodes for such TV shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “Rebel Highway” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

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